Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ third place finish at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt comes with a cash prize of at least $2 million (about N720 million) from the Confederation of African Football.
CAF had confirmed earlier in April this year that a total of $14.2 million would be shared between the best eight teams of AFCON 2019.
Algeria who emerged as champions earned $4.5 million while hosts Egypt – who were knocked out in the second round – get $670.000.
Algeria lifted their second ever trophy after narrowly beating Senegal 1-0 in the final on Friday night.
The beaten finalists who are yet to taste continental glory, got $2.5 million to help ease the pain of defeat.